CB&Q Water Tank HO A-7345




As the RR pushed westward water was not
always readily accessible for the trains,
therefore,deep wells were dug. The water was
then stored in large tanks mounted high on a
supporting structure to enable easy & rapid
transfer into the tenders of water-thirsty iron

Tanks were usually spotted along the right-
of-way at fifteen to thirty mile intervals,and
by virtue of their size, often dominated the
cluster of one-story, frame buildings that
comprised the small prairie town of the West
and Midwest,”Tank town,””jerkwater” and
“water stop,”names remaining in our
language today, had their origin in the days
when the railroad not only sustained but often
gave birth to communities along the line
The models footprint is 3 5/8 X 4 1/8 inches
and 6 3/8 inches tall.The prototype of this
model was located at London Mills, Illinois.